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Ryoungca 09-17-2019 12:12 AM

Solar connector corrosion
 
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The solar wasn't providing any power on my 2015 Ext. and I found a corroded connector up there. Any suggestions for a different fitting are appreciated, the original fitting is positioned to collect water corrode.

Schmitte 09-17-2019 05:55 AM

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Iíll be replacing mine with one of these
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LoveToWander 09-17-2019 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Schmitte (Post 2289501)
Iíll be replacing mine with one of these
Attachment 352342

I've had trouble finding one narrow enough to fit in the space. I just replaced the existing connector with the same thing that Airstream used and buried it under a bunch of eternabond tape. It hasn't leaked in four months, so far. Rain season is just beginning now. Time will tell.:sad:

LB_3 09-20-2019 11:14 AM

MC4 connectors are the industry standard. They have O-rings to seal out moisture and are generally about $2 a pair. Amazon has an SAE to MC4 breakout cable if your space is limited.

Ryoungca 09-24-2019 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by LB_3 (Post 2290758)
MC4 connectors are the industry standard. They have O-rings to seal out moisture and are generally about $2 a pair. Amazon has an SAE to MC4 breakout cable if your space is limited.


Thanks LB. Based on the first picture in my original post, it looks like I have an SAE to MC4 at the roof entry and then two MC4 connectors to the solar panel wires. Once I get up there and remove the existing Sikaflex maybe there will be enough slack in the wires to just use a pair of MC4 connectors and seal the hole.


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